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There’s not a lot of good news in the latest Wyoming Water Supply Outlook, as the impacts of an abnormally warm winter are becoming more apparent. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service released an updated hydrologic report on April 7. Overall, it’s not looking good. “A majority of basins across Wyoming had an average of…

Warm Wyoming weather would suggest a mild March, but it won’t last as the entire state is expected to get colder and wetter for the last few weeks of winter. Wyoming is enjoying a brief breath of spring this week. On Tuesday, temperatures reached into the low sixties. Enjoy this warm week while you can…

The detrimental impact of a warm February is already showing in the mountains as Wyoming snowpack declines, but runoff predictions for reservoirs stay stable. Wyoming depends on spring runoff from winter snowpack to sustain its agriculture and fill its reservoirs – which the state relies on the rest of the year. Unfortunately, warm temperatures in…

Winter weather conditions leave Wyoming with above-average precipitation, below-average snowpack, and a good chance but no guarantee of average spring runoff. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released its Wyoming Water Supply Outlook for February 2022. The report is a hydrologic forecast based on the weather, climate, and snowpack across the state. Numbers in the…

No basin in the Bighorn Basin is expected to reach capacity in 2022, which isn’t a promising sign for a region that’s already “abnormally dry.” The Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast on Thursday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff of each river in the Bighorn Basin is calculated to determine how…

Snowy weather is exactly what Wyoming’s snowpack needs, as the snow in the state’s western basins starts to average out after a concerningly dry fall. Every aspect of Wyoming relies on its winter snowpack. The melted snow fills the state’s aquifers and reservoirs, sustaining the state’s agriculture, animals, and people. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation…

Many are hoping for a Wyoming White Christmas, but global weather patterns mean many will have to keep hoping. The US Department of Agriculture released their first snow report for Water Year 2021 – which encompasses the entire 2020-2021 winter season. The overall assessment of “snow water” so far is lower than historic medians across…


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